We just returned from a getaway in San Luis Obispo. Lovely town. Spent two afternoons on the beach at Avila Beach. If you’ve never been there, it’s well worth a day-trip or two. Sheltered bay, nice sand, excellent break for bodysurfing and boogie-boarding. We brought books, folding chairs, sunglasses, sunblock, and no children. Very relaxing. I’m afraid that, while the rest of the country was undergoing global warming (which, as I understand it this week, means either extreme heat, extreme cold, forest fires, floods, and the over-valuation of the Swiss franc), we were enjoying perfect weather.